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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

As I prepare for Mothers Day, I think about my own Mom and wish that she could be here with us yet to celebrate the day. My Mom was very special in many ways, and many times I think about all of our modern conveniences, and how difficult it must have been for her to raise eight of us kids on a farm without  much of anything. She always made this huge garden and spent the summer canning jars full of fruits and vegetables for us to get through the winters. There were hundreds of jars, and many times she would send one of us kids to the basement to count how many jars of this or that she had, so she would know to can more. I know one of my favorite was her garlic dill pickles, I remember the recipe by heart today. There would always be at least a hundred jars of dill pickles. And of course beets, corn, tomatoes, green beans and peas. Do you know how many peas it takes to fill a quart jar? A lot! Do you know how many pea plants it takes to fill a dish pan with shelled peas??A lot! I remember helping with all that. I have done my share of that too, but not to the numbers that she did. I don't know why I am talking about this, I guess it just came to mind as I was reflecting on my Mom tonight and thinking about how much work it must have been to keep all of us kids fed and "in line." God Bless you Mom, I know your life was not easy, but in my heart I know you wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Mothers deserved to be recognized, but those who do the recognizing have no idea what it takes to be a Mom unless they have "walked a mile in her shoes."
I am sharing a picture tonight of one of the designs that I have been working on for my Vintage Autumn line of ornaments. We will start releasing them, a couple a week for the next eight weeks, so stay tuned if they interest you!
Happy Stitching! Carol

2 comments:

  1. Carol, thanks so much for the memories! I have just found your blog, and I definitely will be back. My dear Mom canned pickles, and tomatoes, and applesauce -- and I did the same, and grape juice, and of course jams and jellies too! I too have been thinking about - and missing --my mother, tonight. You and I were indeed fortunate to have such wonderful mothers!

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